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Santa Fe Community College Celebrates Black History Month with the two-day event “Shades of Color” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tues. and Wed., Feb. 20 and 21, in the Jemez Rooms at 6401 Richards Ave.
Special guest speakers include writer and genealogist George Geder presenting a multi-media overview of Black history on Tues., Feb. 20;
and UNM professor of Africana Studies, Dr. Jamal Martin discussing the Black experience in contemporary America on Wed., Feb. 21.
The days will also feature entertainment and refreshments. Sponsored by PDAC and the Office of Student Development. For more information contact SFCC’s Office of Student Development, 505-428-1686.
Photo: Dr. Jamal Martin
Jamal Martín, PhD, MPH, BA is Faculty, Africana Studies, Family and Community Medicine, Sustainability Studies and Director, Global Peace and Justice Studies at the University of New México. He has clinical, academic and research experiences in nursing, medicine, and public health within local, national and international settings. Dr. Martín’s effort through Africana Studies continues to represent the radical international intellectual-activist ancestor’s work of improving social justice, and health equity for people of African descent. In addition to teaching Africology he also taught subjects in natural and social sciences, the humanities, and in both applied and professional fields. His alma maters include: Hawai`i Pacific University, the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, and the University of New México. He completed post-graduate and post-doctoral courses at the University of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law-Georgetown Law- Georgetown University.